Monthly Archives: July 2012

One TV network’s desperate fight with the here and now

The Olympic games are on. NBC paid a whole lot of money to be the only network to show them in the US. Then they decided to only show the events time delayed and heavily edited. All events, including the … Continue reading

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This fortnight

When I was a Ph.D. student I would make ‘What have I done” lists to take to my advisor whenever we had our check-in meetings. I liked those very much, because they allowed both her and me to see if … Continue reading

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German classics – a teaser

I’m always surprised when I discover that the people I know never read the books that I read in school. This is absolutely not a surprising fact by itself, it is just that in everyday life the human mind works … Continue reading

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Nothing extraordinary happened today

When faced with the Aurora shooting and its aftermath over the weekend, I wrote this. Sadly it holds true for pretty much all man-made disasters. I really do hope I don’t have to repost this anytime soon. Nothing extraordinary happened … Continue reading

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You got to do the work

Lately I have seen many people complaining about the way their lives turned out. They lament their lack of creativity, the drudgery of daily life and its demands, and the unfairness of their situation. Mind you all of them have … Continue reading

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Brave – A review

Every once in a while I go to the movies with the kids. It’s a pricey endeavor and therefore I look for films that are promising. I heard good things about Brave and so we went. The story is a … Continue reading

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VidCon and the Power of Perception

I went to VidCon this year as a volunteer. I had a lot of fun, met a lot of new people, reconnect with many of my friends, and had my expectations met or exceeded on every day I was there. … Continue reading

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